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What were/are "T-cables" and what makes them thinner and less expensive compared to coax cables?

I will propose that "T-cable" is 300-ohm twin lead (aka ladder line). This was (still is) commonly used in amateur radio, and was quite common in the 1960's/1970's for connecting a roof-top ...
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Parallel port to IDE cable standard?

That board will not convert IDE to parallel. It has no components to do that. It's simply an adapter to bring out the IDE interface to an external connector, to be used with an USB to IDE adapter with ...
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What were/are "T-cables" and what makes them thinner and less expensive compared to coax cables?

Not really retrocomputing so much as general history of technology, but I can't resist posting an answer: My hunch is that T-cables is a fancy way of saying either "telegraph cables" or &...
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Parallel port to IDE cable standard?

There is a guide on ifixit for this device that shows some better pictures that demonstrate how the drive is supposed to work. Look particularly at the images for step 2, which shows the back of the ...
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What were/are "T-cables" and what makes them thinner and less expensive compared to coax cables?

The term and concept are likely speculative. If, for instance, the comic said that television broadcasts would be replaced by "Z-rays" we might better see that as some golden-age naming ...
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